Helm Group

Project Explorer

It’s one thing to say you’re good. It’s another thing to prove it – and, in the construction business, the proof is in the projects. With roots dating back to 1946, Helm’s divisions have completed literally thousands of projects. In this section of our website, we have carefully selected a few of our favorites in a good cross-section representing the work of our many service divisions. The projects in this Explorer are updated frequently, but if you would like to see more of a particular type or discuss a particular project, please contact us. We will be glad to share more.


Wesley Willows Senior Living

Helm partnered with Highland College to replace their obsolete building automation system. This new open-protocol system integrated new and existing controllers in 7 buildings, from 8 different manufacturers, using 4 different communication protocols to provide 1 single-point platform for the end users. This BAS system allows for scheduling, energy management, and improved space comfort to […]

Helm extended an existing 42-inch trunk sewer along the Rock River and Illinois Route 251 to connect with a current 21-inch sewer line at Spring Creek Rd.  A Series of 66-inch borings under a railroad and major highway were required.  In order to install the new sewer, the existing system was maintained with a series […]

Helm has performed several projects for Pilkington, a glass and glazing product manufacturer in the automotive industry, in recent years.  Most recently Helm was contracted to perform a one month furnace shutdown in which we met very difficult schedule milestones. Led by a qualified team Helm performed hundreds of feet of 300 ASME B31.9 CS […]



At UOP, a fuel processing facility, Helm performs various scopes of work on an annual basis. Helm’s scope of work consists of new process, HVAC, and plumbing systems to support new production lines. Installation included ASME pressure vessel repairs, vacuum jacketed liquid nitrogen, nitrogen, and hydrogen systems. Other projects at UOP have included new boiler […]

Swedish American Hospital

Helm was awarded and performed the Plumbing, HVAC, and Medical Gas scopes of work for the new 115,000 square foot Women’s and Children’s addition at Swedish American Medical Center. The project used Helm’s robust technology tools to assist all trades in meeting the demanding schedule. By utilizing scanning technology and HoloLens, Helm’s team was able […]

US 20 Resurfacing

Over the years Helm has placed many hundreds of thousands of tons of both Hot and Warm Mix Asphalt on various segments of US 20 in Northwest Illinois.  Recently, we earned IDOT Contractor of the Year for Hot Mix Asphalt on a stretch of US 20 near Galena.

O’Hare International Airport

Awarded the High Temp Water Generator at O’Hare International Airport, Helm’s scope for this multi-year project consists performance of the General Work, Mechanical Structural Work, Architectural Work, and Electrical Work, including all appurtenant work and accessories. This includes, but not limited to, Phased demolition of eight (8) existing High Temp Water Generators, eight (8) HTW […]

Helm performed full depth concrete patching, underdrain installation, and removal and replacement of the existing roadway surface to a depth of 3-inch on a 10 mile portion of IL 26 from Polo to Dixon.

MercyHealth Riverside Campus

Helm was brought on board by the Mortenson Construction for the coordination and construction of the MercyHealth Riverside Campus through an interview and estimate selection process in January of 2017. AECOM was MEP Engineer of Record. The BIM coordination process began in earnest in March 2017 upon receipt of construction documents with installation slated to […]

Lee County Jail

The design team at Helm was selected to provide a complete HVAC and plumbing design for Lee County’s new detention facility in Illinois. After design phase was complete the Helm team completed stamped construction drawings. Also contracted for this project was Helm’s construction team. During construction the design team provided construction support services through duration […]

Shawnee Mission

Located in Lenexa, Kansas, Helm was awarded the Shawnee Mission School District Aquatic Center.  The project consisted of construction of a new 55,000 SF Aquatic Center with a 50-meter competition pool and an instructional pool.  Our work included all plumbing & piping systems, pressure testing for pool systems to the mechanical room, chemical equipment & […]

Sterling Water

In the past few years we have helped modernize the City of Sterling’s water system by replacing over 15,000 feet of water main and over 600 residential and commercial water services.